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  1. remove travertine tiles Q. I have to do a repair around a jetted tub set in 12" travertine tile landing. All the tiles are set in grout. Is there a way to dissolve the grout & save the tiles? Thanks, Tom--A. Hi Tom, There is a risk factor involved with this task. O... Read More
  2. Can I use kadappa black, kotah or shahabad yellow stone as an interior flooring? Q: Are kadappa black, kotah and shahabad yellow stone good dense stones? can they be used in interior flooring? In India one of the top companies is indicted on doctoredstone.org so it is very difficult to trust any vendor. In such a s... Read More
  3. I understand that some stones that are more porous than others and one application of sealer/impregnator may not be enough. But how will I know? Q. I understand that some stones that are more porous than others and one application of sealer/impregnator may not be enough. But how will I know?A. On granites, at least two applications are recommended, with at least two hours in between applicati... Read More
  4. How do I know if my stone should be sealed? Q. Please tell me how do I know if my stone should be sealed?A. There is a good rule of thumb to find out if your stone should be sealed. Spill some water on it and wait for approximately half an hour, then wipe it dry. If the surface of th... Read More
  5. How do I care for my newly installed floors? The best thing to have done to a brand-new polished stone floor is a detailing job by a properly trained janitor, or a professional stone refinisher. Detailing means deep-cleaning the floor virtually square inch by square inch, removing all possible ... Read More
  6. Is granite sensitive to acids? Unlike marble, granite is not a calcite based stone and is not generally vulnerable to acids. However, some stones, even though they are marketed as granite, may in fact have calcium in their makeup. Furthermore, there is one acid that will severely ... Read More
  7. I am confused about if and when to seal / reseal my granite countertop. Do I need to have an expert do the sealing and if not what product should I use? How often should granite be resealed? Q. I am confused about if and when to seal / reseal my granite countertop. Do I need to have an expert do the sealing and if not what product should I use? How often should granite be resealed?A. First off, understand that contrary to what you m... Read More
  8. I’ve heard some people say that all stone should be sealed. Others say this isn’t the case. How do I know if I should seal my countertop? Q: I've heard some people say that all stone should be sealed. Others say this isn't the case. How do I know if I should seal my countertop? A: This is a tricky question. Why? Because not all stone was created equal. Add to that the fact... Read More
  9. How do I restore my polished marble? Q. How do I restore my polished marble? It has become very dull. A. Marble is a relatively soft stone. A accumulation of scratches over time can dull the polish. Etching, the whitish marks left after on a stone's surface after an acidic su... Read More
  10. I applied a sealer twice, but the stone still darkens. Should I seal it again? Q. I applied a sealer twice, but the stone still darkens when it gets wet. Should I seal it again? A. If your stone still darkens when your pour water onto it (rather than just beading up), then it should have another application of sealer. Som... Read More
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